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Melissa Muro LaMere to Moderate Virtual Panel on Examining and Challenging Anti-Blackness Among Latinos for the Hispanic National Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention

September 23, 2020

Melissa Muro LaMere, partner in Maslon's Labor & Employment Group, will moderate a virtual panel for the Hispanic National Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention titled "Black Lives Matter: Examining and Challenging Anti-Blackness Among Latinos" on September 23, 2020. The panel will discuss the pervasive problem of anti-Blackness within the Latino community, the marginalization of Afro-Latinos, and the ways in which this form of prejudice has limited the collective ability to do justice.

Melissa is an employment and business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices.

Melissa has been selected as a 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and she is recognized as a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association, an award recognizing lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. Melissa serves on the board of the Minnesota Infinity Project, an organization focused on gender disparity on the bench throughout the Eighth Circuit, and she previously served on the board of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, for which she also served as the co-chair of the Judicial Endorsements Committee. In 2019, Melissa was appointed by Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan to the Commission on Judicial Selection.

For more information or to register, go to: Hispanic National Bar Association, "Black Lives Matter: Examining and Challenging Anti-Blackness Among Latinos."

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